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    DNR Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza In Wild Red Foxes

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received confirmation last week that three wild red fox kits tested positive for a strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) that is currently affecting domestic and wild bird populations in North America. These cases represent the first detections of HPAI in wild Wisconsin mammals. Similar cases have been confirmed in foxes from Minnesota, Michigan, Ontario, Canada and Europe.

  • Hearing/Meeting

    May Council on Forestry Meeting

    The Council on Forestry will hold an in-person meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the State Department of Natural Resources Building (GEF2) in Madison, WI.

  • Hearing/Meeting

    Public Hearing for Air Permit 22-DMM-001, Green Bay Packaging Inc. - GB Mill Div.

    The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public hearing to receive public comments on the air pollution control permit application for the proposed construction of a biogas-fired engine generator and rotary die cutter with flexographic…

  • Hearing/Meeting

    Furbearer Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Furbearer Advisory Committee addresses policy and technical topics relevant to the DNR furbearer program.

  • Hearing/Meeting

    Furbearer Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Furbearer Advisory Committee addresses policy and technical topics relevant to the DNR furbearer program.

  • News

    DNR Announces Spongy Moth Aerial Spraying At Two State Properties

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the department will be spraying areas of Devil’s Lake State Park and the Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit by plane to combat spongy moth* (formerly known as gypsy moth) populations between mid-May and early June.

  • Hearing/Meeting

    Sharp-tailed Grouse Management Plan Open House

    The Wisconsin DNR will host an open house to share information on current sharp-tailed grouse management and the planning process to update the state’s sharp-tailed management plan.

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    75 Trees Planted At Devil’s Lake State Park

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proud to be the beneficiary of a grant that led to 75 trees planted at Devil’s Lake State Park on Arbor Day (April 29).

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    DNR Receives First Funds From Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the department received $1,397,697 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue addressing contamination at an extensive Superfund site.

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    DNR Seeking Public Comment For Environmental Review Of City Of Neenah Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Project

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the city of Neenah is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to improve its public drinking water system. The project includes the replacement of lead service lines throughout the city of Neenah.

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